Rhode Island
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Rhode Island Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Rhode Island School Districts by City
Number Of Students 142,014
Number Of Rhode Island Schools 318
Number Of Rhode Island School Districts 60
Spending Per Student $16,871

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
4th Grade 41.9184052316535
8th Grade 36.8849921503561
10th Grade 33.1100980292638

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
4th Grade 38.1006744129807
8th Grade 27.7477779313611
10th Grade 23.5031250680072

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 62.2% 51.5%
Black 8.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 25.2% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.4% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.4% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 16.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Rhode Island Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,056,426 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,023 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.3% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 410,240 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 32.5% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.7% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.0% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.6% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.0% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.2% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,725 $1,239,014,967 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,652 $234,647,621 9.8%
Staff $610 $86,583,114 3.6%
General Administration $206 $29,273,324 1.2%
School Administration $733 $104,165,968 4.3%
Operation $1,237 $175,649,047 7.3%
Transportation $747 $106,096,628 4.4%
Other $627 $89,038,967 3.7%
Total Support $5,812 $825,395,519 34.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,334 $331,482,783 13.8%
Total Expenditures $16,871 $2,395,905,670 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%